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Breath Alcohol Instrument Calibration Conundrums
05-26-2015

 

The proper calibration of your Alco-Sensor is important in order to maintain confidence in the test results. When performing testing under Dept. of Transportation regulations, DOT mandates that a calibration adjustment be conducted following a failed accuracy check. When calibration adjustments and accuracy checks are not properly conducted and documented, it may be difficult to enforce subsequent consequences. Therefore, proper calibration plays a crucial role in the alcohol testing process. Knowing how to successfully troubleshoot calibration conundrums is vital.
Four Things You Need to Know About the New Proposed Guidelines for Oral Fluid Drug Testing
05-26-2015

 

On May 15, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published two sets of proposed regulations. The Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs Using Oral Fluid Specimens authorizes the use of oral fluid specimens. The second proposes changes to the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs using Urine Specimens to incorporate some of the changes made in the oral fluid testing proposal. Here’s what you need to know about the proposed changes to the Federal drug testing guidelines:
Losing the battle on Marijuana education
04-22-2015

 

They all looked normal to me. Not at all like Cheech and Chong. Featured in an article posted April 16th on the Huffington Post website, were photos of seemingly sophisticated and affluent individuals of various ethnic and age groups recreationally using marijuana in various forms. The photos were highlighted in an effort to recast the reader’s view of marijuana consumers from the stereotyped “stoner” to average person. The article’s author, Matt Ferner , quoting a source, "Marijuana is being covered by the media in an increasingly sophisticated and nuanced way now that the laws are changing and more people are ‘out’ as marijuana users," said Sharda Sekaran, managing director of communications for DPA...
Marijuana – Times are Changing
04-22-2015

 

We are witnessing a major shift in societal and legal views of marijuana. Like it or not, today and for the years to come the drug and alcohol testing industry will be faced with challenging issues as well as with business opportunities as our country grapples with a shift in attitude towards marijuana....